Business Resources

Current News, Events, and Press Releases

Webinar: Celebrating Women in International Trade
Hear from women-owned businesses that have achieved global market success during this free virtual event.
UPS Store Launches 2021 Small Biz Challenge
The challenge is open to U.S. residents age 18+ who own and operate an independent small business with 50 or fewer employees.
SBA to Host Free Women's Finance Webinar
A panel of financial experts will discuss and answer questions related to banking, capital and equity investments, federal loan programs, assets lending, contract financing, and more.
ExportMD Grant Program
The grants offer Maryland small and mid-sized businesses up to $5,000 in reimbursement for expenses associated with an international marketing project.
Legacy Business Transition Program
The SBDC will provide assistance to businesses located within the I-68 Regional Alliance Corridor that area looking to sell or establish an exit strategy.
Free Business Services Informational Session for Western MD Businesses
Information, including assistance available to local businesses, will be presented by regional and state representatives within the MD Dept. of Labor.
SBA Introduces Ascent - A Free Digital Learning Platform for Women Business Owners
Ascent is designed for the “missing middle” — growth-oriented women entrepreneurs who are beyond the start-up phase and already generating revenue yet looking to grow and scale.
Chamber's Business Before Hours - Economic Forecast 2021 Set for February 16th
This will be a virtual event. $10 for members and $15 for non-members.
Western Maryland Consortium Offers Many Workforce Programs
Services available include job search assistance, resume development, internet job searches, career information, interest testing and evaluation, case management, workshops and skill training.
MEMA's Private Sector Integration Program
The PSIP provides valuable information to the private sector through the website and a (currently) bi-weekly newsletter packed with information and resources.
MD SBDC to Host FREE Western MD Retail Business Resiliency Training Series
Retail expert Marc Willson will share proven strategies retailers around the nation are using to weather & recover from changing regulatory requirements, economic realities, & customer expectations.
Sector 23 (Construction) Virtual Networking Event to be Held January 20, 2021
This webinar is for small construction businesses who focus on the Sector 23 NAICS Codes. Panelists will speak on their experiences in the SBA 8(a) program and provide helpful tips for success.
Save the Date: Tech at the Gap 2021
Tech at the Gap 2021 will be held October 14, 2021 in Rocky Gap Casino Resort. Video presentations from Tech at the Gap 2019 are available free online.
FSU's Small Business Development Center Launches Business Transition Program
FSU and the Western MD SBDC have created a Legacy Business Transition Program to assist area business owners seeking to sell their businesses and individuals or entities interested in purchasing them.
Tri-County Council for Western Maryland Loan Fund
Tri-County Council for Western Maryland is offering businesses located in Allegany, Garrett, and Washington counties low interest financing through Summit Financing Solutions Revolving Loan Fund.